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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition': Kelly Mayo's new lavish country-style home is straight out of a magazine

Mayo and her family used to reside in a mold-infested house prior to this
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020
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This week's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' was a special one with Kelly Mayo and her family moving into their brand new french country-style lavish home. Previously, they were residing in a mold-infested house with questionable plumbing. But, it was not always the case. A fierce tornado hit Kansas leaving behind damaged properties across the city. The Mayo family was affected by it too but didn't have enough funds to fix it all up. 

But, Kelly had made numerous memories in her previous home. Today, she is more than thrilled about her new space, where she can eat, cook, and spend time with her family in one room (because it's big enough to hold a large gathering of people), but the old house will always remain special because she bought it off her own money after years of renting a place, Kelly told MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) in a chat.

Adapting to a new place takes time and patience. Usually, it's only after years that one has lived in a house that he/ she is able to pick favorite spots around it. But Kelly already knows what she loves. She has always wanted a wrap-around porch and the design team and Carrie Locklyn, Breegan Jane, and Darren Keefe gave her exactly that. Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to utilize it fully because of the winter season.

It was an unreal experience for Kelly to see a whole new house, done up in style right in front of her as the bus moved and therefore, ranked it third in her list of 'happy moments of my life.' "My kids and my grandkids are my world to me. And now having this home, that we can all have gatherings in and have like kids over and furnish it in a way that we can all gather as a huge family, instead of having to split up the family in different areas of the house," Kelly added. 

She is content with the way the house has turned out but it wouldn't have been complete if Kelly hadn't shared her areas of interest, likes, and dislikes such as favorite color, season, food, and more. The idea of this exercise was to get a solid grip on the style preference of each member of the family so that the rooms can be personalized to the T.  "It's like a house straight out of the magazine," she shared.

Changing houses can sometimes change a family's dynamics within itself, but for the Mayo family, the only thing that seems to have changed was them not spending time in different areas of the house due to lack of space. They are more united than before and can engage in household activities together. 

Catch all the new episodes of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on HGTV every Sunday.